• TN-China Network Blog


    TN-China Network in Action Across Tennessee

    This Spring TN-China Network (TNCN) has been active connecting business people and reaching out to students. See below for photos from TNCN at the Jefferson County Economic Development Alliance Investors Dinner April 20 and at the University of Tennessee Knoxville Haslam School of Business March 23.      

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    China, Investment, and Trade-Related Events Across TN in Oct and Nov

    See below for an updated listing of China, investment, and trade-related events across Tennessee in October and November. East Tennessee Chattanooga   Selling to China   Time: Thurs, Oct. 20, 2016, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm ET (Registration/networking at 8:30 am; program at 9:00 am) Location: Small Business Development Center, INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga, […]

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    Tennessee Releases RFP for China FDI Representative

    On August 10, 2016, the State of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) posted on their website a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Representative in China. The 48-page document outlines the state’s intent and requirements: “to engage a full-time consultant (individual or firm) who will represent ECD and […]

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    Upcoming Economic Development and China-Related Events

    Several events related to economic development and China are coming up in the next few weeks. See below for descriptions of the events:   Middle Tennessee   Nashville   TAC3 Monthly Meeting: The Pearls and Perils of Doing Business with China Time: Thurs, July 21, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT Location: Keller Williams Realty […]

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    TNECD: Sinomax Facility Nears Completion

    The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has published a blog post on the progress of the Hong-Kong-owned Sinomax facility in La Vergne, TN. See below for some highlights: Based in Hong Kong, Sinomax has been designing and manufacturing high quality memory foam products, including mattresses, mattress toppers and pillows, for over 15 years. […]

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    Governor Haslam Returns from an Economic Development Trip to China

      Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam returned last week from a  10-day trip in Asia that focused on increasing foreign investment in Tennessee. Along with the Economic and Community Development (ECD) Commissioner Randy Boyd, Haslam visited China, South Korea, and Japan during the trip that lasted from May 2 through May 11. In China, Haslam  and […]

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    Greater China Investment Announcements in Tennessee More Than Doubled in 2015

    (Translation by Fei Liu) In 2015, eight companies from mainland China and Hong Kong announced new investments in Tennessee, more than double the number of investment announcements in the state from greater China in 2014, according to TN-China Network research. In addition, four companies from mainland China and Taiwan announced expansions in Tennessee in 2015. […]

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    Tennessee Plans to Open New Investment Recruitment Office in China

    WPLN interviewed Tennessee State Economic and Community Development (ECD) Commissioner Randy Boyd about ECD’s plans to open multiple investment recruitment offices around the world, starting with one in Seoul, South Korea this year, and eventually adding one in northern Italy, one in southern Germany, and one or two in China. “Businesses in Italy or in […]

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    Upcoming International Trade and China Events – October

    Several events related to exporting, importing, international jobs, and China are coming up in the next few weeks. See below for descriptions of the events: East Tennessee Knoxville   China Business Intercultural Communication   Time: Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 2:00 – 5:00 pm Location: Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square, #201, Knoxville, TN 37902 Price: $25 […]

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    First Joint Chattanooga IBC – TNCN Panel Discussion a Success

          Over 65 people attended the first Chattanooga Chamber International Business Council (IBC) – TN-China Network (TNCN) joint panel discussion September 25 on Strengthening the Chattanooga-China Connection. With an impressive panel and engaged audience, this event successfully kicked off a TNCN-IBC partnership and ongoing community dialogue on how to boost Chattanooga exports to and attract […]

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